Sorsby Family History

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Sorsby Name Meaning

English (South Yorkshire): habitational name from an unidentified place; perhaps a variant of Salisbury or Sowerby.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Sorby, Silsby, Soulsby, Mosby, Osby, Formby, Cosby, Horsey, Hornby

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Sorsby Family Origin

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Sorsby Family Occupations

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  • Iron Moulder

    29%
  • (Linen) Bleacher

    4%
  • Annuitant

    4%
  • Blacksmith

    4%

In 1881, Iron Moulder, (Linen) Bleacher and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sorsby. A less common occupation for the Sorsby family was Blacksmith. The most common Sorsby occupation in the UK was Iron Moulder. 29% of Sorsby's were Iron Moulders.

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Sorsby Historical Records

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Sorsby Life Expectancy

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